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Laminar Research Adds to X-Plane Mobile Update Schedule

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The often forgotten member of the X-Plane family, X-Plane Mobile, is about to get a serious overhaul according to the X-Plane by Laminar Research page on Facebook.

Back in June, Laminar announced that global scenery, along with 10,000 3D airports were headed the way of the mobile simming platform, with terminals, hangars, towers, fire stations, jetways, baggage carts, belt loaders, cars, fuel tanks, and much more set to grace the small screen.
Fast forward to September, and apparently Laminar has decided that wasn’t enough work. The Facebook post, linked above, throws the old plan out the window and, on top of those 10,000 3D airports and global scenery, adds PBR lighting, atmospheric scattering, improved fog quality, and more items not mentioned.

No ETA is given for the update, but users of the X-Plane 10-based mobile simulator will surely be excited at what’s to come. Laminar were also kind enough to tease some of the improvements with a single screenshot – check it out above!

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FlyingIron Simulations Announces Grob G 109B for X-Plane

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As we begin to edge closer to the holiday season, we now begin to see announcements for products that will be the subject of holiday season spending. One of such is the newly-announced Grob G 109B from FlyingIron Simulations. The Grob G 109B is a German, 2 seat, self-launching motor glider with a 95HP flat-four engine to propel it into the sky.
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Windsock Simulations Shares Malaga Night Lighting Previews

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Windsock Simulations has taken to their Facebook page to share some night-lighting shots of their "approaching" Malaga scenery for X-Plane. In the post, the team say that the lighting is now final, with the taxiway lighting completed a matter of hours prior to the post, and from the images shared (found below) we're able to see that there was quite
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FSExpo 2019: Orbx Releases Australia v2

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Renowned scenery developer Orbx has unleashed their long-awaited v2 update for their Australia region scenery during their presentation at FSExpo 2019. First previewed in May, the mammoth overhaul of the region sees 8 million km² painstakingly recreated using the latest region-based technologies in both FSX and Prepar3D, covering everywhere from Cape York to Hobart, and Sydney to Perth, plus all of the coastlines, bodies of
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FSExpo 2019: POSCON Beta Roadmap Updated

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The folks behind the all-new simulation network, POSCON, have updated their beta testing roadmap as part of their showcase at this year's FSExpo in Orlando, FL. For some time now, as the network has been developed and improved, the developers have had a very small testing team of just 58 people on hand to assist them in fault-finding their new network.
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Carenado Tease Their Upcoming Saab 340 for X-Plane

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In a Facebook post, Carenado has teased their Saab 340 for X-Plane ahead of the upcoming release. Based on the same aircraft that was released in April last year for P3D and FSX, the S340 will, in the X-Plane market, become a direct competitor to the Leading Edge Simulations Saab 340 that has been around for years and become a much-loved product in the community.

From the screenshots included in their post, we can see a highly detailed cockpit, with high-quality texturing and PBR, with the X-Plane default FMC included on the pedestal. The exterior modeling is to the same standard as the P3D equivalent, as one would expect, and is finished off with PBR to give the model some shine.

No word on a release date or price as yet, but based on past product releases, it’ll be released at a moment’s notice. If you’re in the market for a Saab in X-Plane, check out some of the screenshots below, or head to Carenado’s Facebook page for the full set.

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Magknight B787-9 Aviator Edition Released

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The Magknight B787-9 project has been in active development for some time, and despite the initial low-cost price point, the aircraft add-on has divided the X-Plane community on just whether this plane is something that should be in everybody's hangar, and this seemed to be due to texturing and avionics related gripes. These may have now been resolved, however, with
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Ultra Weather XP v2.5 Cloud Art Previewed

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The developer behind Ultra Weather XP - the environmental improvement plug-in for X-Plane - has previewed the completed cloud and sky art, due to be packaged with the upcoming v2.5 update, though a post to the product's Facebook page and group. This update, which continues to build on the much-loved features of the existing v2.4.x, is expected to bring further
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Cremonasoft Airbus A310: The FSElite Review

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We really are in the golden age of the classics within the X-Plane community at the moment. We’ve recently had FlyJSim update both their 732 Twinjet and 727 Series, while we have Felis working on a 747 Classic, along with Rotate’s MD-11 looking like it may make a release in 2019. We were also recently graced with the Cremonasoft A310,
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Oz Flight Sim Expo 2019 Dates Announced

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Following on from a highly successful 2018 event around 2 weeks ago, the Oz Flight Sim Expo team has announced the dates for the 2019 event, along with the launch of a brand new logo (seen above). The Oz Flight Sim Expo is the only flight simulation event of its kind in Australia, bringing together the, already niche, flight simulation community
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